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Ghastly or Graceful Grammar? (was Re: 2 Poems)

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  • chanakhya78
    Sharani, It was just the child in me playing, like I used to in school. It seems however that the numbers have gone up recently. keep up the good work.
    Message 1 of 5 , Oct 27, 2006
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      Sharani,
      It was just the child in me playing, like I used to in school.
      It seems however that the numbers have gone up recently. keep up the
      good work.

      Chanakhya


      --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
      <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Perhaps you feel that I'm asking you to hop on one leg. :-) I'm
      > feeling a little silly because now I've got you putting a space before
      > and after a period or comma instead of just after. While rules appear
      > to constrict us, a lot of conventions developed for logical reasons.
      >
      > Granted, in my own poetry I do not usually use punctuation or capital
      > letters. In fact, I cast myself as a kindred spirit in the style of
      > poetry that you and I write.
      >
      > Yet I feel that if I am writing a letter to the world or telling a
      > story, then punctuation is necessary. I hear tell that in the world of
      > instant messaging it is considered normal to throw conventions of
      > spelling and grammar to the wind. However, I feel it embodies courtesy
      > to steer the middle road away from that electronic trend in
      > communication while talking in a forum with almost one thousand
      > members, many of whom are not necessarily native English speakers. If
      > they are already reading messages with a dictionary in hand, is it not
      > only polite to let ourselves be bound by these mores?
      >
      > I'm not sure of the message numbers anymore but there are even
      > messages in the archives that suggest that breaking up long messages
      > with frequent paragraph breaks is a gesture of consideration to the
      > reader. Therefore, I try to remember to break up long blocks of text
      > much more frequently than I would if writing in a different format.
      >
      > So to make a long story short, the bottom line is to share with each
      > other in a way that gives equal footing to the vantage point of the
      > person reading the message.
      >
      > Promising that I will now jump off the soapbox on this topic,
      > Sharani
      > p.s. I look forward to your future messages to us and hope that you
      > don't feel like I'm overly reminiscent of your high school grammar
      > teacher. :-)
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, chanakhya78
      > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Thank you Sharani , all my writing is kind of stream of conciousness ,
      > > it is the little child in me that creates . You know when a child
      > > speaks sometimes he just talks until he runs out of breath and then
      > > breathes . So i am not thinking of punctuation at all , not like when
      > > I was a kid in school . I did read yours and Sarah's messages in 2005
      > > and it is only now that I have responded . I will indeed write about
      > > my ultra running at a later time , thanks again .
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, sharani_sharani
      > > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > > >
      > > > Indeed your poetry has been quoted here as long ago as Sept of 2005!
      > > > See messages 15048 and 15093 where your writing is the subject
      of the
      > > > messages. To do that you just type that number into the message
      search
      > > > number box a little above any of the actual messages.
      > > >
      > > > May I wish you a warm welcome to the Inspiration Group and
      thanks for
      > > > sharing some new poems with us here as well as your recent
      travelling
      > > > experiences (#18598). I hope that you write to us regularly! Is it
      > > > true that you are an ultra-runner? Or an ultra-runner race
      organizer?
      > > > I would love to hear about some of your experiences in that area.
      > > >
      > > > Now I just also wish to figure out some secret code to inspire
      you to
      > > > put a space after a period at the end of a sentence and before the
      > > > first word of the next sentence in your posts to us. In your other
      > > > messages to us, you must be unconsciously offering eyeball olympic
      > > > training as well as contests in how long we can hold our breath. I
      > > > never knew before how valuable the space after a period could be
      until
      > > > I experienced its absence. Long live the duet of white space and
      > > > words. :-)
      > > >
      > > > Sharani
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > >
      > > > --- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com, chanakhya78
      > > > <no_reply@> wrote:
      > > > >
      > > > > Since it seems I have some appreciation of my poems out there I
      > would
      > > > > like to offer 2 new ones.
      > > > >
      > > > > I smile because
      > > > > the world is new
      > > > >
      > > > > The grass is green
      > > > > and full of dew
      > > > >
      > > > > The Sun has risen
      > > > > from the floor
      > > > >
      > > > > And I am running
      > > > > out the door.
      > > > >
      > > > > -----------------
      > > > >
      > > > > Take my hand
      > > > > and come with me
      > > > > around the corner
      > > > > you will see
      > > > >
      > > > > Fields of green
      > > > > and flowers too
      > > > > come along
      > > > > I'ts all for you.
      > > > >
      > > > > I get poems at anytime but seems to recieve them more as the
      nights
      > > > > grow long, and the weather changes.Enjoy.
      > > > >
      > > >
      > >
      >
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